Emerging Markets CSR News

Vital Farms: Making Lasting Change by Supporting Small Businesses

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Back in 2007, when Matt and Catherine O’Hayer started pasture-raising hens, their thoughts were never just on the birds in their care, but in using whatever means at their disposal to affect lasting change. Directly, that meant challenging long-held assumptions in the food business – that sustainable could not mean scalable, and vice versa. That challenged Matt to pioneer an entirely new on-shelf category in the egg set – pasture-raised – and disrupt an industry that had become moribund and commoditized.

KOMIDA: Investing in a Future Without Poverty in Indonesia

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by Claire Kelly, Asia/Pacific Regional Director

As part of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual due diligence visits to our microfinance partners around the globe, we observe the presence or absence of “responsible finance indicators” which shed light on how our partners are serving the world’s poorest people. Many of our microfinance partners use or develop strategies to inform their work, ensuring they are reaching their target populations with the services they need most.

Dell and IMPACT Announce Collaboration to Support Women’s Empowerment in Democratic Republic of Congo

As the Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) meets in Toronto, the tech leader announces new funding for business education of women in Congo focused on investing strategies to support new entrepreneurship opportunities
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TORONTO, July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/   Dell is teaming with the Canadian-based non-profit IMPACT to provide women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with business education focused on investing their savings into new entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities.

INFOGRAPHIC | A Look at the “eBay Economy” In the US

Commercial sellers and full-time entrepreneurs on the eBay platform are responsible for creating more than 690,000 jobs, and more than a third of our U.S. sellers come from small towns and rural areas.
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by Dan Tarman, Chief Communications Officer, eBay

Online commerce has been one of the most powerful innovations in commercial history, enabling almost anyone, anywhere, to reach customers around the world. And eBay is one of the pioneers. We are guided by our purpose to empower people and create opportunity for all. The nearly $90 billion worth of merchandise sold on eBay last year forms what we call “the eBay economy.” We conducted an online survey among eBay’s 6 million US sellers to gain more information about the scale and impact of the eBay economy.

Interview: How Dr. Sara Brand Empowers Women Entrepreneurs via True Wealth Ventures

Dr. Brand will deliver a keynote conversation at Whole Planet Foundation's Power Her Potential Women’s Expo on June 2, 2018.
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Sara Brand is a new partner to Whole Planet Foundation, delivering a keynote conversation at our June 2, 2018 Power Her Potential Women’s Expo.

Bold Investments Changing the Future of Social Good

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Whether addressing income inequality or access to vital resources such as water, food, or healthcare, lasting change only starts with a committed investment or partnership. Reaching a meaningful end goal requires a sustained effort — dependent on an approach that is strategic, evidence-based, partner-centric and sustainable.

WATCH: Geisha Williams, PG&E, CEO and President

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Geisha Williams, CEO and president of PG&E talks about the opportunities for utilities to capitalize on decarbonization of the transportation sector.

Learn more about how utilities are making progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ceres new analysis, Turning Point: Corporate Progress Against the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, at www.ceres.org/turningpoint.

WATCH: Val Smith, Citi, Managing Director and Global Head, Corporate Sustainability

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Val Smith, managing director and global head of corporate sustainability at Citi, discusses how The Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability serves as an important framework for benchmarking and understanding best practice for sustainable business leadership. 

GRI Standards Now Available in Simplified Chinese

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Hundreds of GRI reporters are now working in Chinese-speaking regions, and their numbers continue to grow. To support their work, GRI is launching its Simplified Chinese Translation of the GRI Standards, in time for the next reporting cycle.​

Sustainability Reporting for SMEs Made Simple

GRI Competitive Business Program helps SMEs get started with sustainability reporting
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Through the Competitive Business Program, GRI is working in the developing world to stimulate more transparency on how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are impacting our global society and world. In this video, GRI Chief Executive Tim Mohin talks about why SMEs should join the program, which is running in Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Peru, South Africa and Vietnam.

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